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April 15, 2020

By Gary A. Puckrein, PhD

For Immediate Release

April 15, 2020 | Washington, DC

National Minority Quality Forum Sends letter to CMS on Medicare Coverage During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Dr. Gary A. Puckrein, President & CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum, wrote a letter to encourage the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to require all Medicare plans, including Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D prescription drug plans, to temporarily suspend prior authorization or step-therapy requirements for Medicare Part B and Part D medications to help assure that Medicare beneficiaries adequately protected should they become infected with Coronavirus or contract COVID-19.  

Read The Full Letter Here


About the National Minority Quality Forum

The National Minority Quality Forum assists health care providers, professionals, administrators, researchers, policymakers, and community and faith-based organizations in delivering appropriate health care to minority communities. This assistance is based on providing the evidence in the form of science, research, and analysis that will lead to the effective organization and management of system resources to improve the quality and safety of health care for the entire U.S. population, including minorities.

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